Transportation

Coralville business gets federal contract

Beginning in December 2015, up to 1,000 truck drivers will have their logbooks and licenses inspected while moving at highway speed, and a Coralville company will play a key role in the new technology.

Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) w [...]

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Fairfax, Cedar Rapids raise issues about Highway 100 design change

By B.A. Morelli, The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Officials in Cedar Rapids, Fairfax and with the Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization have raised concerns that a design change to the long-awaited Highway 100 extension could undermin [...]

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Public weighs in on how to improve Corridor travel

NORTH LIBERTY — Brady Dorman recently moved from Cedar Rapids, where he works, to Iowa City, where his wife works. So, both are familiar with the joys of commuting up and down the Corridor. 

If Dorman, 27, had his way, a public t [...]

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Fire at Chicago-area air traffic control center impacting flights worldwide

AURORA, Ill. — A fire set by an employee at a Chicago-area air traffic control center led to the cancellation of nearly 1,500 flights at the city’s two major airports, snarling air traffic across the nation and globally.

Flight [...]

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GM compensation fund makes first offers to victims, gets more claims

DETROIT — The fund to compensate for deaths or injuries linked to General Motors Co vehicles with faulty ignition switches this week made its first cash offers to about 15 people, the office of the lawyer overseeing the program said on Wed [...]

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Google, Mercedes, Audi get California permits for self-driving cars

California issued its first 29 permits this week to three companies to test self-driving cars on public roads, state officials said on Thursday.

Google Inc got permits for testing 25 adapted Toyota Motor Corp Lexus SUVs, and two permits each [...]

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Airport launches five-year parking update

Travelers and visitors to The Eastern Iowa Airport will see a lot of construction over the next five years, including repairs and upgrades to the facility’s parking lots.

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission recently approved awarding [...]

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Detour on Edgewood Road at Highway 100 Delayed to Tuesday

A planned detour of traffic on Edgewood Road NE for construction of an overpass at Highway 100 has been delayed until Tuesday morning.

Cathy Cutler, transportation planner with the Iowa Department of Transportation, said a contractor neede [...]

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Yearlong Edgewood detour to begin Monday

If traffic delays the past few months on Edgewood Road NE where it meets Highway 100 in Cedar Rapids have caused headaches, what’s ahead may well bring a migraine.

The area where Edgewood meets Highway 100 is scheduled for a yearlong [...]

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Washed-out Bertram bridge considered structurally deficient

Of three Linn County bridges damaged in Monday's flooding, only one is on a federal list of structurally-deficient bridges.
The picturesque, red-arched Ely Street Bridge that washed into Big Creek near Bertram was considered structurally-def [...]

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Coralville parking facility latest public project hit by construction

CORALVILLE — It appears Coralville has become the latest victim of a busy local construction market.

The City Council on Tuesday will review bids for an intermodal transit facility that was estimated to cost $11.25 million. The lowes [...]

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CRST announces plan for new headquarters, anchor tenant

CEDAR RAPIDS — City Manager Jeff Pomeranz on Friday called it “a statement building” and promised it will change the city’s skyline dramatically.

Pomeranz was reacting to trucking company CRST International Inc.&# [...]

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Study: Airlines among worst in customer service

American and United, the two largest U.S. airlines, also are leading in customer complaints, according to a study released Thursday by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

The consumer advocacy group found the two carriers ranked in the top four fo [...]

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Iowa House may take up gas tax increase

DES MOINES — A fuel tax increase that failed in the Iowa Senate has surfaced as an amendment in the House, which may be the last, best chance for a gas tax bump this year.

State Rep. Josh Byrnes, R-Osage, chairman of the House Transpo [...]

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